The way Marco describes it – “The first half of their announcement is written very defensively” is correct because as soon as the topic popped up, many people started discussing how no-spam was one of the things promised to them and no matter how many filters you implement, spam will always be a problem, whether free accounts are implemented or not. But kudos to Dalton and team for not just blindly following the industry model and playing with invites as they are doing. There have been 5000 new joinees since yesterday and though conversion rates remain yet to be seen, the overall outlook is positive because new developers are popping up and asking questions about how to develop for ADN.

The right view of looking at ADN and it’s problems may not be from inside or outside alone but a mix of both, but sitting outside and making armchair commentary is not the way to go.